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Cannot connect to wifi with NetworkManager on Fedora 25

asked 2017-01-10 19:57:05 -0500

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OK so I upgraded a friends laptop from Fedora 21 to 25 (reinstall). Now the WIFI won't connect through network manager. I can do it manually using the following script:

sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager
sudo iwconfig wlp0s29f7u1u1u1 essid TELUS3440
sudo wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlp0s29f7u1u1u1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant_custom.conf
sudo dhclient wlp0s29f7u1u1u1

And this works fine. But when I try to use network manager it fails. It also fails if I enter an incorrect password and as far as I can tell it makes no difference.

[adrian@adrian ~]$ sudo lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter

[adrian@adrian ~]$ ip a
1: lo: <loopback,up,lower_up> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp0s25: <no-carrier,broadcast,multicast,up> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:22:68:12:a0:fe brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlp3s0: <broadcast,multicast> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:26:c6:87:10:b8 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
4: wlp0s29f7u1u1u1: <broadcast,multicast,up,lower_up> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:25:22:4c:2b:55 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global dynamic wlp0s29f7u1u1u1
       valid_lft 83885sec preferred_lft 83885sec
    inet6 fe80::225:22ff:fe4c:2b55/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

[adrian@adrian ~]$ iwconfig wlp0s29f7u1u1u1
wlp0s29f7u1u1u1  IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"TELUS3440"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: FC:F5:28:41:65:60   
          Bit Rate=39 Mb/s   Tx-Power=30 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=51/70  Signal level=-59 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:1835  Invalid misc:137   Missed beacon:0
The logs from everything while trying to connect via network manager are attached (OK they're not due to draconian rules!)

Jan 10 17:11:10 adrian.mains.priv sudo[2321]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 10 17:11:13 adrian.mains.priv sudo[2321]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root
Jan 10 17:11:13 adrian.mains.priv audit[2321]: USER_END pid=2321 uid=0 auid=1000 ses=3 subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=PAM:session_close grantors=pam_keyinit,pam_limits,pam_keyinit,pam_limits,pam_systemd,pam_unix acct="root" exe="/usr/bin/sudo" hostname=? addr=? terminal=/dev/pts/0 res=success'
Jan 10 17:11:13 adrian.mains.priv audit[2321]: CRED_DISP pid=2321 uid=0 auid=1000 ses=3 subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op ...
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answered 2017-01-23 13:44:47 -0500

I don't really have an answer, but recently my wifi stopped working and I found that I needed to use 'Connect to Hidden Network' in Network Settings to get it working. I'm having to do this every time I start my machine. I think a recent update to WPA Supplicant has caused the problem, but I'm not sure.

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